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Gymnasts win Rushville Invitational

The New Palestine gymnastics team won the Rushville Invitational for the eighth consecutive year Saturday, tallying 99.925 points. Rushville (93.2) was second in the eight-team invitational. Shelbyville (84.875) was third. Grace Shanahan was the all-around winner with a score of 35.075. Kennedy Garrett was third in the all-around (32.275) and Emma Poag fifth (30.950). Shanahan

Girls basketball falls in sectional final

The New Palestine girls basketball team dropped a 35-29 decision to Mt. Vernon in Saturday’s Class 4A sectional final at Mt. Vernon. The Dragons had a strong defensive effort, holding MV to just nine field goals in the game, but fell into an early deficit and were unable to complete the comeback. NP fought back

Boys basketball beats Red Devils

The New Palestine boys basketball team responded to two fourth-quarter Richmond runs Saturday afternoon, leading the Dragons to a 53-48 victory over the Red Devils. With the Dragons leading 40-29 after three, Richmond opened the fourth quarter with a 9-0 run in the opening two minutes to cut the lead to 40-38. Matthew True then led

Swimmers finish third in sectional

The New Palestine girls swim team placed third in Saturday’s sectional, finishing with 251 points. Greenfield-Central (503) won the title, with Mt. Vernon (364) finishing second. NP won a tight battle for third place, finishing just ahead of Connersville (250), Richmond (197) and Centerville (138). Hagerstown (137), Eastern Hancock (130) and New Castle (116) rounded

White, Wright advance to semistate

Two New Palestine wrestlers – Christian White and Noah Wright – advanced from Saturday’s Perry Meridian regional to next week’s semistate at New Castle. White finished as runner-up at 113 at the regional, while Wright finished third at 145 pounds. White clinched his regional berth with a second-period pin over Desean Wise of Beech Grove

Girls basketball gets defensive in semifinal win

The New Palestine girls basketball team put forth one of its best defensive efforts of the season Friday in beating Greenfield-Central 46-23 in the Class 4A Mt. Vernon sectional semifinal. The Dragons (21-2) move on to face Mt. Vernon (19-5) in Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. sectional championship game. After G-C scored a basket in the opening minute, the

Dragon girls basketball sectional preview

The 20-2 New Palestine girls basketball team heads into sectional play this week looking to defend its title and win the sixth sectional championship in school history. The Dragons will meet Greenfield-Central in Friday’s 7:30 p.m. semifinal, with the winner moving to the 7:30 p.m. Saturday championship game. Friday: Dragons (20-2) vs. Greenfield-Central (10-13), 7:30 p.m. Saturday:

Swimmers advance to finals in nine events

The New Palestine girls swim team advanced swimmers to Saturday’s sectional finals in six individual events and all three relays. In addition, the Dragons will have 13 swims in Saturday’s consolation finals. NP’s swimmers qualified through from Thursday’s sectional prelims. The eight fastest times in each event advance the championship final, with positions 9-16 advancing to the

Boys basketball falls in tight contest

The New Palestine boys basketball team dropped a 59-55 decision Thursday at Perry Meridian in a back-and-forth contest. NP fell behind by eight points in the second quarter, but scored the final six of the first half – punctuated by a defensive steal by the Dragons and two free throws by Matthew True in the closing

Dragon hoops preview: at Perry Meridian, vs. Richmond

The New Palestine boys basketball team is back in action with a rare Thursday game at Perry Meridian. The Dragons then host Richmond Saturday afternoon in a rescheduled game. NP enters the weekend 10-5 and winners of five of its last six. Thursday: Dragons (10-5) at Perry Meridian (6-9) Site: Perry Meridian HS (directions) Time: F/JV 6